Marine Sciences Faculty

Only faculty affiliated with ILS are listed on this page.  Learn more about Marine Sciences faculty. The Marine Sciences Graduate Coordinator is Clifton Buck (

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Bik, Holly

Holly Bik Assistant Professor Marine Sciences, Bioinformatics Invertebrate microbiomes; nematode ecology and evolution; benthic and deep-sea habitats; using environmental DNA for biomonitoring Website

Cohen, Natalie

Natalie Cohen Assistant Professor Marine Sciences, Bioinformatics Marine microbial ecology; phytoplankton physiology; ocean biogeochemistry; environmental bioinformatics Website

Frischer, Marc

Marc Frischer Professor Marine Sciences Role of microbial diversity in marine environments and the utilization of molecular methods to investigate microbial diversity, interactions between micro- and macroscopic organisms and the functioning of marine ecosystems. Website

Greer, Adam

Adam Greer Assistant Professor Marine Sciences Zooplankton ecology, predator-prey interactions, ocean biophysical coupling, plankton imaging and analysis Website

Hoarfrost, Adrienne

Adrienne Hoarfrost Assistant Professor, Marine Sciences Department Marine microbiology; carbon cycling and biogeochemistry; AI/machine learning for biology; bioinformatics; astrobiology; space biology; marine biotech. Website

Joye, Samantha

Samantha Joye Professor Marine Sciences Biogeochemical cycling of nutrients in aquatic systems (saline lakes, coastal environments, deep ocean sediments). Biogeochemical and molecular ecological dynamics of microbial community composition and microbial activity. Website

Meile, Christof

Christof Meile Professor Marine Sciences Biogeochemical nutrient cycling in porous media and aquatic systems, reactive transport modeling of microbially mediated processes. Website

Moran, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Moran Professor Marine Sciences Ecology of marine bacteria in the carbon and sulfur cycles; application of ecological functional genomics techniques to marine microbes. Website

Saunders, Jaclyn

Jaclyn Saunders Assistant Professor Marine Sciences Marine microbial ecology and evolution; oceanography, biogeochemistry, astrobiology, bioinformatics, big data analytics in environmental science Website

Spivak, Amanda

Amanda Spivak Associate Professor Marine Sciences Coastal ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry; ecosystem resilience to and recovery from disturbances; global change; carbon cycling Website

Yager, Patricia

Patricia Yager Professor Marine Sciences Marine microbial ecology and biogeochemistry; climate change. Website